22nd Infantry Regiment, US Army

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22ND INFANTRY REGIMENT, US ARMY


Arms of 22nd Infantry Regiment, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 22nd Infantry Regiment, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Per fess embattled Argent and Azure, in chief a bundle of five arrows Sable armed and flitted Gules, in base a sun in splendor Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a five bastioned fort divided fesswise Or and Gules, fimbriated Gules and Or, charged with a royal palm Proper.
Motto: DEEDS NOT WORDS.

Origin/meaning

The shield is white and blue, the old and present infantry colors. The embattled partition line is for the wars in which the regiment has taken part.
The arrows stand for five Indian campaigns; the sun in splendor was the old Katipunan device in the Philippine Insurrection.
The crest is for the War with Spain, being the badge of the V Corps in the Spanish colors, and charged with a royal palm to commemorate the fact that the
22nd Infantry was the first regiment to land on Cuban soil in that war. The Coat of Arms was approved on 24 March 1921,

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